Technology


Imagine having access to data on your iMac, iPad or iPhone from anywhere. You've imagined iCloud! Changes to Mail, Contacts, Calendars, Notes or Reminders on one device can be seen on your other connected devices. Gain access to documents and desktops, locate lost Apple devices, check passwords and Internet bookmarks. Learn how to use Apple Wallet too. Bring up to two fully charged and updated Apple devices to class. For iPhone 5 or newer, iPad 4th generation or newer and Mac laptops with OS El Capitan or newer.

SKILL LEVEL C

Love to travel? Your smart device, along with some smart little apps, can help you plan the perfect trip and make the most of the places you visit. Going to a new city? Apps can suggest restaurants, lodging and places to visit. Discover great apps for U.S. or for overseas travel. Explore apps such as TripIt, Google Translate, TripAdvisor and others. Bring your fully charged and updated smartphone (iPhone or Android) and/or iPad to class for hands-on exploration.

SKILL LEVEL B

Your stories will almost write themselves with Book Creator for iPad ($4.99 at the App Store). Record your travelogue while you travel and see your words transcribed: no need to type. Insert photos, movies, graphics and music or sounds. Include your own drawings. Publish, keep or share your finished ebook. Videos which supplement the hands-on segments will help you review class work. Bring your fully charged and updated iPad to class with the Book Creator app installed.

SKILL LEVEL B

Microsoft Word is an easily learned but very powerful program. It can help you produce documents that are attractive, interesting and easily read. Simple projects will help you conquer the basics: then learn to add interesting elements, including changing the arrangement of the page and adding different fonts, colors, and pictures. OLLI's lab computers will be used.

SKILL LEVEL B

Learn how to improve those photos that you have downloaded to your computer. This course uses Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 software which allows you to edit, retouch, manipulate and otherwise enhance the appearance of an original digital photo. The program will concentrate on improving the lighting and color of pictures as well as cropping and selection techniques. Time will be given in the class to practice what is covered that day. It would be best that you own a copy of Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 so you can do further practice at home, but it is not necessary for you to be successful. You will, however, need to have a firm grasp of specific computer skills, as noted.

SKILL LEVEL B

Join this global online community, or at least learn more about it. This hands-on workshop will walk you through the basics: updating your profile, finding friends and ways to interact with them, sharing photos and online content, and exploring basic privacy and security. You must be generally familiar with using the Internet and have a Facebook account. You will be working on OLLI's computers. Please bring a thumb drive with personal and generic photos.

SKILL LEVEL B

Amateur snapshot or skillfully prepared digital photograph? Develop an appreciation for how great photographs are created as we survey the work of some noted photographers. Examine and practice the process of planning, composition, camera settings, shooting, enhancing digital photographs, and camera and software selection. Bring your digital camera capable of manual settings and access to photo editing software such as Lightroom or Photoshop Elements.

SKILL LEVEL B

Get the most out of the high-powered computer that is your iPad. After we review your iPad's basic features, we'll build on that knowledge so you can take command of your iPad. We will work with Settings, Notifications, Siri, Messages, Contacts, Notes, Music,, the Apple Store and much more. Note: you must have an iPad that runs iOS 10.3 or later, such as: iPad Pro, iPad Air or Air 2, iPad 4th or 5th generation, iPad Mini 3 or Mini 4. Bring your fully charged and updated iPad to class.

SKILL LEVEL A & B

Do you like to read? Do you have an iPad or an iPhone? The iBooks app is a great way to purchase and read books on your device. This class will show you how to browse the iBooks Store and purchase iBooks or download free ones. You will learn how to navigate in iBooks as well as bookmark pages, highlight text and take notes as you read. Bring your fully charged and updated iPad or iPhone to class. You will also need an iTunes account along with your Apple ID and your password. If you plan to make a purchase, you will need an iTunes gift card or a credit card.

SKILL LEVEL B

The most popular camera in the world is in your iPhone. Discover your iPhone's photo and video-shooting capabilities so that you can take billboard-quality shots. Learn key steps to better iPhone photography, then practice editing your photos using photo editing extensions available from the App Store.

iPad owners will also benefit from this course. Note: Bring your iPhone 5 or newer, updated to the most recent iOS operating system. Bring your own charged and updated device

SKILL LEVEL B

Discover Apple's powerful, feature-filled Photos app. Organize your photos into albums. Edit your photos by enhancing their color and light, selecting the best part of a photo, removing red-eye and lots more. Take advantage of Photos' more advanced features, such as using Faces and Places, emailing pictures, creating a calendar or a slideshow, and sending pictures to social media. Learn how to trim videos shot with cameras, smart phones or iPads. OLLI's lab computers will be used.

SKILL LEVEL B

Want to make greater use of the powerful features of your new Galaxy smartphone? Learn to work with contacts, GPS and calendars. Make your phone more accessible via its settings, such as talking rather than typing on your phone, or just personalizing your phone to fit your life. Your phone should not be more than 3 years old and must be a Samsung Galaxy model. Bring your own charged and updated phone to class.

SKILL LEVEL B

The "Safe and Secure Online" program is offered through the Center for Cyber Safety and Education , a non-profit charitable trust that aims to empower the public to secure their online life by supporting cyber security education and awareness in the community. This presentation, developed for older adults, covers topics such as identification of and protection from online scams, social networking safety, online identity and image protection, and computer safety.

SKILL LEVEL A

Managing our passwords has become a major challenge. Choosing strong passwords and updating them regularly is one of the easiest steps you can take to avoid unauthorized purchases or identity theft. We will discuss how to make strong passwords that are resistant to hacking yet easy to remember.

In the second half of the class, we will discuss shoring up our digital defenses with password manager software and try out a popular one called LastPass. OLLI's lab computers will be used in this course.

SKILL LEVEL B

Another September, another iOS! Learn what's new with iOS version 11 for your iPad and iPhone. New features like persistent dock, Instant Markup, Instant Notes, Indoor Maps, QuickType keyboard, and Siri translation will be covered. Bring your fully charged iDevice updated to iOS 11. Note: Only iPhones 5 or newer, iPads 4th generation or newer, or iPad Minis 3 or newer will benefit from this class, as those are the only iDevices which can install iOS 11.

SKILL LEVEL B

Develop confidence and solve your Windows 10 computer mysteries! We'll discuss settings, data backup and recovery, routine maintenance, and solving common problems. Learn how to update printers and hardware, and whether you prefer your start menu to look more like the familiar Win7 start menu.

There will be time to address personal usage questions at our last meeting. Prerequisites: Win10 Personal Computing for Intermediate Users, or a good familiarity with Windows, downloading and installing programs and updates, uploading files (email) and using internet search engines. Bring along a healthy respect for ways to avoid losing your data.

SKILL LEVEL C

This class is for beginning students who have Windows 10 on their home computers. Step-by-step instructions and hands-on practice introduce new users to a computer, its keyboard, mouse and the new Windows 10 operating system.Use of simple programs and guided Internet practice will build confidence as well as skills.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be prepared for Windows 10 Personal Computing for Intermediate Users. OLLI's lab computers will be used in this course.

SKILL LEVEL A

Upgrade your previous Windows experience to get the most out of the new Windows 10 operating system. Reacquaint yourself with Settings, the navigation pane, meet Cortana, and the new Edge browser. Learn about newer features, such as the expanded Windows ribbons and apps and how to customize your PC. Conduct routine maintenance with disk cleanup and defragmentation. You will be working on OLLI's lab computers in this course.

SKILL LEVEL B